Went to the Legion of Honor with 7 of my painting buddies to view the "Sargent and Spain" exhibit. I had seen it once before, but what a terrific experience it was to enjoy it together with a bunch of painters! We happily discussed all the paint strokes, the colors and values, the compositions, even the frames. Then we decamped to the Cafe to grab a coffee out on their patio in the lovely warm sunshine for discussions of art and marketing art. Nobody had time left to actually paint, but we didn't miss it, having lived this all together. I'm reminded of how great it is to have people who share such an interest intensely. Happy for your friendship too.